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Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) – causes, symptoms & treatment



What is generalized anxiety disorder? Generalized anxiety disorder—sometimes shortened to GAD—is a condition characterized by excessive, persistent and unreasonable amounts of anxiety and worry regarding everyday things. Find more videos at http://osms.it/more.

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36 comments

  1. I had an anxiety free afternoon in March 1987 for some reason, after a terrible headache.

  2. Iam the one gets anxiety in daily basis …can't focus in college …completely three years in finding what's happening with me …it's 4 years it started and Iam not getting way out of it …psychiatrist are useless here … and Iam crying …

  3. I was diagnosed with GAD at either ages 3-6 ( I don't remember) it's hell. My health is on my mind 24/7. I'm so hyper aware of random pains I have and think I have a disease or I'm dying from organ failure or such. I'm also homeschooled because of it. I understand it's excessive, but it's debilitating sometimes. I have anxiety about everything (not just health). I have the symptoms of SAD and PD. My parents know I have social anxiety and chronic panic attacks, so I should probably go to a psychologist for a proper diagnosis. I'm turning 17 in two weeks and I need a job and get a license, but I can't. Anyways I'm too scared to take medication, my parents talk to me sometimes about it and I always refuse.

  4. Am I the only one who wants to know how life without anxiety even is ?

  5. Hello, I am between the ages of 10-15 and show signs of GAD. I've told a couple loved ones and they usually agree but I feel like it's better to get opinions from people who have (or had) or have studied GAD and don't know me.
    Please consider looking over this and commenting your opinion.
    My symptoms:
    -Feeling my mind has gone blank
    -Sleep problems
    -Always feeling judged by others even when alone
    -Avoiding situations that could result in embarssment
    -Worry of leaving my house and going into social situations
    -Constant fear that the worst could happen
    These are just a few. Please comment your honest opinion

  6. Does anyone experience paranoia episodes? Like, sometimes I'll just be doing normal things and instantly I'm just scared for no reason and feel the need to always be looking behind me even though I know nobody is there

  7. Excellent Video! Forgive me for butting in, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you thought about – Franaar Over Anxiety Formula (do a google search)? It is a great exclusive guide for getting rid of anxiety minus the normal expense. Ive heard some decent things about it and my cooworker finally got amazing success with it.

  8. Everytime i have anxiety
    I feel like having to sneeze but it never happens its always there i want to do something but iDk

  9. Stop thinking you have it because you are nervous sometimes

  10. Dude this video is good but your running ADS on a mental heath video like WTF

  11. I came here because few months ago we taked a psychological test and my anxiety score is 80 which means high.

    Im worried.what if i have anxiety?

  12. i talked to myself for 4 hours yesterday to release my stress but today i couldn't sleep

  13. I still think about that "stressful presentation" for hours and even sometimes days after the anxiety inducing event. I think about all the potential mistakes I might have said. I think about what the people watching thought of me. I think about if I said the right or wrong thing and I overthink it all. Then I become excessively tired and depressed about it and I make mountains out of molehills..I know the presentation wasn't THAT big a deal compared to other things, but my anxiety tells me it is life or death if I don't perform well..it's such an awful feeling sometimes. Glad there are others out there too.

    Not gonna lie, the best feeling in the world is when someone with anxiety or GAD builds up enough courage and confidence to do something they didn't believe they ever could – like nail a presentation or ask someone out on a date..incredible haha

  14. Idk if I have this, but yesterday I had this convo w my colleague. Well it wasn't a convo cause she just talked to me n I just sat there feelings nervous and would rather just run from tht moment but couldn't. Then I think she was done w me n just left. I wanted to cry but was at work. I wanted to cause I thought she just gave up on me and hated me now and didn't want to do anything w me anymore. Ect. I felt that the whole day n thought about it all day. The next morning I got really nervous. And was sweating. When I had to do sum w her I just got nervous asf, emotional and started sweating cause all these thoughts came to mind and it was just to much for me. I could barely do anything and I just

  15. Does anyone have many eye floaters? Or vision problems. i can't function well anymore, i feel like i'm going blind or crazy or both dafaq. help.

  16. My mind I hate it. It’s like I’m trapped

  17. I'm afraid of red colour and Fear of seeing the car light

  18. Im diagnosted with GAD and this video describes my life

  19. I feel like the inside of me wants to bursts open…… I swear I’m tired and I’m dying inside of me, but no one is listening

  20. Can try/buy anxiety medications online without prescription ? Just see how you feel ? What is the best one without side effects ?

  21. I miss my personality before GAD

  22. Seeing more people with GAD makes me feel relax and sad also that many are suffering from this.

  23. I don’t know my problem anxiety still unknown. I am worried all the time about seating places in meeetings and workplaces. This problem started majorly when I used to travel in buses a lot at college times. Anyone has this problem please lemme know how to get rid of this.

  24. Y’all I have a great solution to overcome this within a short amount of time. Eat right, don’t eat shit, sugar , fried foods, and terrible processed foods can increase it, including caffine and alcohol. Throw that coffee away! Do strength training, cardio, walk in nature, or just have a simple jog. Go out with friends a lot and be around family and laugh a lot . Talk to people. I would also recommend supplements such as, magnesium, l-thyrosine, rhodiola, 5-HTP. Do your research first before taking any supplements to see how it’ll affect you

  25. I think I'm gonna die or something unreal is going to be happened.. i usually close eyes and my imagination goes worst..
    Plus i think I'm gonna fly , or where am i.. was i here..
    I'm really upset want to get rid of it

  26. Mine is effecting my walking in open spaces

  27. i hate do a presentation in school cuz of anxiety,im always shaking and i look at my friends like they're gonna kill me and laugh at me….

  28. How do I ask for help because this sounds exactly like me.

  29. When I look at the internet it looks like EVERYONE has anxiety

  30. I wonder if this is what I experience! Most the time I’m nervous throughout the day not knowing what is ahead eg I’m always nervous about going to school & when I have to read out in class or answer a question or perhaps am confronted, my body’s nerves will automatically make me sneeze like a moron! I’m sick of it, I’ve head it for so long, since a young kid! If anyone knows any info let me know would be appreciated! Bless y’all!

  31. I was having bad anxiety tonight I was so scared. I have a burst appendix and I was hospitalized for 8 days I’ve been home for 2 weeks and told to lose some weight which is so hard for me they said I’m lucky I didn’t go into cardiac arrest. I have surgery coming up in a month and a half after my inflammation goes down and it’s been giving me horrible anxiety and chest pains it’s been such a hard time in my life 😔😢🥺😭

  32. Am I the only one but when I watch something cursed I think about what will happen and gets in my mind when slept or just comes up and think about bad things that make you even scared and make you have fears just me I think it’s just me

  33. Then I was younger I was worry about drying some times not being able to go to sleep ( I am 13 now ) when I in the car I pull my seat beat when I think we going to crash and even tell them to slow down and sometimes I can’t go outside because I feel like something going to happen and I can’t go in front of the class and speak for the life of me after one time in music I threw up there days I didn’t go to school because I didn’t want to talk in front of the class
    I don’t know what this is if it normal or something I dunno 🤷‍♀️

  34. I feel anxious even before watching this vid

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